1. The Silent Battle Against Burnout in the Medical Field Sapna A Shah-Haque 6:50

I returned to the airwaves after taking s me time off.  The original reason for starting the podcast was trying to grapple with the profound loss of a fellow physician, a dear friend whose suicide opened my eyes to the silent struggles we endure as healers. Her passing was a harsh wake-up call that sparked this podcast, aiming to shed light on the mental health challenges and burnout that too often go unnamed in our profession. In this poignant episode, I lay bare my own journey through the dark corridors of burnout, reflecting on the personal tribulations that accompany the life-saving work we do every day.

As we navigate the year 2024, I invite you to connect with the raw, honest stories of being human from physicians who have teetered on the brink yet found solace and strength in their vulnerability. We're not just surviving; we're learning to thrive by embracing therapy, Coaching, and the support networks that trailblazers like Dr. Londoño and Dr. Corrigan have put in place. Their initiatives, including Physician Coach Support and Physicians Anonymous, serve as lifelines, fostering a sanctuary for us to find camaraderie and the courage to seek help. This episode is more than a conversation; it's a call to reshape the culture of medicine, one heartfelt story at a time.

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Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.

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Sapna Shah-Haque Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout. While the system does need to change, as it is broken, this podcast is a way to reach physicians and possibly shed light on what is not an isolated situation.